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AKB48
Posted on Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:29 am


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AKB48 (エーケービー フォーティーエイト) is an all-female Japanese theater/idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. Unlike other idol groups in Japan, AKB48 is theater-based and have their own theater in Akihabara (a district in Tokyo) where they perform once every weekday, and more than once on both Saturday and Sunday. The theater is set up on the 8th floor of Don Quijote. Some of the title songs released as a single have been made a tie-in song for a television show or a television advertisement. The name derives from a shortened, Romanized representation of 'Akihabara'. AKB48 currently holds the Guinness World Records for being the "Pop group with the greatest number of members".

AKB48 is divided into three teams: Team A, Team K and Team B. Currently, there are 16 members in Team A, 16 members in Team K, and 16 members in Team B, getting to the total of 48 members in AKB48. Minami Takahashi is the captain of Team A and Yuki Kashiwagi is the captain of Team B. The captaincy for Team K is currently vacant.

History

2005
AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo.

In July 2005, Yasushi Akimoto held an audition for a new theater based idol girl group. Of the 7,924 girls that applied, 45 passed the first round of auditions. Finally, only 24 girls were chosen to be in the group.

In December 2005, the group debuted in the theater with only 20 girls, later known as Team A. A new audition was announced, this audition was held in cooperation with Japanese telecom company NTT DoCoMo. It was the first audition ever where the applicants had to send in their audition video with their mobile phones. 19 of the 11,892 applicants were chosen to join AKB48, but in the end only 18 girls joined the group to become Team K in April 2006.

2006

In January 2006, Mariko Shinoda joined the group. Ayako Uemura and Yuki Usami of Team A both graduated during 2006.

AKB48 released its debut single "Sakura no Hanabiratachi" in February 2006, which made it to #10 on the Oricon weekly charts and sold 22,011 units in its first week - surprising for a group on an indie label.

In August 2006, they signed a major label contract with DefStar Records, a part of Sony Music Entertainment. Their first single under DefSTAR Records, "Aitakatta", was released on October 25, 2006 and got to #12 on the Oricon weekly single charts.

In October 2006, a new audition was announced to form Team B, resulting in the arrival of 13 new members in December 2006.

In December 2006, the first change was made to the three teams; taking members Kazumi Urano, Shiho Watanabe, and Natsumi Hirajima from Team A to Team B. Ayumi Orii graduated from the group shortly after this, though appeared in the unit Crayon Friends from AKB48 after her graduation.

2007

On January 31, 2007, AKB48's fourth single (second under DefSTAR Records) "Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru" was released, reaching 7 on Oricon charts. There has been speculation that the PV and lyrics to this song are an allusion to Enjo kōsai—voluntary underage prostitution—though this has not been confirmed. Their next single, "Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō", featured a theme of bullying throughout the lyrics and PV.

In April 2007, Team B was added to AKB48's official website; albeit with five fewer members than had originally been announced. This brought the group's numbers down from 53 to 48 - the first time since its creation that the member total reflected the group's name. Members Yū Imai, Michiru Hoshino, and Ayana Takada graduated at roughly the same time during June 2007. However, Takada was the only one of these to appear in the PV to the group's sixth single "Bingo!", which was released on July 18, 2007.

On December 31, 2007, 46 members of AKB48 appeared on the 58th Annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen for the first time. They sang as part of the Akihabara performance, with Leah Dizon and Shōko Nakagawa following them. They became the most number of people in a single group to be on stage at one time.

2008

AKB48 released their first studio album on New Year's Day entitled Set List: Greatest Songs 2006–2007. On February 27, 2008, AKB48 released their 10th single entitled, "Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008". At the time of the release of their debut single "Sakura no Hanabiratachi", there was only team A in AKB48. This 10th single features 10 members from team A, along with 6 selected members from team K, and 5 selected members from team B making it the 2008 version. It was planned that people who collected 44 posters of the single CD would be invited to a special event, but this act was suspected as the violation of the antitrust law and was eventually cancelled by DefStar Records. In August 2008, they moved from DefStar Records of Sony Music Entertainment to King Records.

On October 22, 2008, the single "Ōgoe Diamond" was released and finished the first week with number-three in Oricon charts. It was AKB48's first single that made into top three of the chart.

2009

AKB48 released their 11th single "Jūnen Zakura" on March 4, 2009. The single made into number three of Oricon charts in the first week and eventually became the first single for them to sell over 100,000 copies on the Oricon charts.

AKB48 Team A became the honour guest for the Japan Expo in Paris between July 2 to 5, 2009.

AKB48 12th single "Namida Surprise!" released on June 24, the single include handshaking event ticket and a voting card (with a serial number) for their next single. "Namida Surprise!" sold 104,180 copies in the initial week on the Oricon charts. Their 13th single "Iiwake Maybe" was released on August 26, 2009.

AKB48 had a US Debut Concert at Webster Hall on September 27, 2009.

In October 2009, their three singles "Jūnen Zakura", "Namida Surprise!" and "Iiwake Maybe" were certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan at the same time for each shipments of 100,000 copies by September. Their 14th single "River" was released on October 21, 2009, and hit number 1 on Oricon upon its debut.

2010

AKB48 released their 15th single "Sakura no Shiori" on February 17, 2010. The single topped the Oricon chart and sold over 300,000 copies in its first week, which is the best record in seven years of Japanese female artists. Their 16th single "Ponytail to Shushu" released on May 26, 2010, sold over 400,000 copies in its first day, and over 513,000 copies in its first week, making It become AKB48's first biggest selling single in it's first week. On April 27, 2010, it was announced that AKB48 would be attending and performing in the United States at Anime Expo, the nation's largest anime convention, as official guests of honor. AKB48 had their concert on July 1, 2010, at the Nokia Theatre. On AKB48's concert at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium on a Sunday in July 2010, it was announced that Team K member Erena Ono would be graduating from AKB48 to study acting abroad. Erena graduated from AKB48 on September 27, 2010 in a Team K theater performance and is now studying acting abroad in London. On October 27, 2010 AKB48's new single Beginner was released. In only the first week, the 18th single sold 826,989 copies making it the highest first week sales for AKB48, as well as highest first week sales ever for a Female idol group single.

Members
Team A
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* Misaki Iwasa (岩佐美咲?) (January 30, 1995 in Chiba)
* Aika Ōta (多田愛佳?) (December 8, 1994 in Saitama)
* Shizuka Ōya (大家志津香?) (December 28, 1991 in Fukuoka)
* Haruka Katayama (片山陽加?) (May 10, 1990 in Aichi)
* Asuka Kuramochi (倉持明日香?) (Sept. 11, 1989 in Kanagawa)
* Haruna Kojima (小嶋陽菜?) (April 19, 1988 in Saitama)
* Rino Sashihara (指原莉乃?) (November 21, 1992 in Ōita)
* Mariko Shinoda (篠田麻里子?) (March 11, 1986 in Fukuoka)
* Aki Takajō (高城亜樹?) (October 3, 1991 in Tōkyō)
* Minami Takahashi (高橋みなみ?) (April 8, 1991 in Tōkyō)
* Haruka Nakagawa (仲川遥香?) (February 10, 1992 in Tōkyō)
* Chisato Nakata (中田ちさと?) (October 8, 1990 in Saitama)
* Sayaka Nakaya (仲谷明香?) (October 15, 1991 in Iwate)
* Atsuko Maeda (前田敦子?) (July 10, 1991 in Chiba)
* Ami Maeda (前田亜美?) (June 1, 1995 in Tōkyō)
* Natsumi Matsubara (松原夏海?) (June 19, 1990 in Fukuoka)
[edit] Team K
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* Sayaka Akimoto (秋元才加?) (July 26, 1988 in Chiba)
* Tomomi Itano (板野友美?) (July 3, 1991 in Kanagawa)
* Mayumi Uchida (内田眞由美?) (December 27, 1993 in Tōkyō)
* Ayaka Umeda (梅田彩佳?) (January 3, 1989 in Fukuoka)
* Yuko Oshima (大島優子?) (October 17, 1988 in Tochigi)
* Ayaka Kikuchi (菊地あやか?) (June 30, 1993 in Tōkyō)
* Miku Tanabe (田名部生来?) (December 2, 1992 in Shiga)
* Tomomi Nakatsuka (中塚智実?) (June 18, 1993 in Saitama)
* Moeno Nitō (仁藤萌乃?) (July 22, 1992 in Tōkyō)
* Misato Nonaka (野中美郷?) (April 20, 1991 in Fukuoka)
* Reina Fujie (藤江れいな?) (February 1, 1994 in Chiba)
* Sakiko Matsui (松井咲子?) (December 10, 1990 in Saitama)
* Minami Minegishi (峯岸みなみ?) (November 15, 1992 in Tōkyō)
* Sae Miyazawa (宮澤佐江?) (August 13, 1990 in Tōkyō)
* Yui Yokoyama (横山由依?) (December 8, 1992 in Kyōto)
* Rumi Yonezawa (米沢瑠美?) (June 6, 1991 in Saitama)

[edit] Team B
Spoiler:

* Haruka Ishida (石田晴香?) (December 2, 1993 in Saitama)
* Manami Oku (奥真奈美?) (November 22, 1995 in Tōkyō)
* Tomomi Kasai (河西智美?) (November 16, 1991 in Tōkyō)
* Yuki Kashiwagi (柏木由紀?) (July 15, 1991 in Kagoshima)
* Rie Kitahara (北原里英?) (June 24, 1991 in Aichi)
* Kana Kobayashi (小林香菜?) (May 17, 1991 in Saitama)
* Mika Komori (小森美果?) (July 19, 1994 in Aichi)
* Amina Satō (佐藤亜美菜?) (October 16, 1990 in Tōkyō)
* Sumire Satō (佐藤すみれ?) (November 20, 1993 in Saitama)
* Natsuki Sato (佐藤夏希?) (July 1, 1990 in Hokkaidō)
* Mariya Suzuki (鈴木まりや?) (April 29, 1991 in Saitama)
* Rina Chikano (近野莉菜?) (April 23, 1993 in Tōkyō)
* Natsumi Hirajima (平嶋夏海?) (May 28, 1992 in Tōkyō)
* Yuka Masuda (増田有華?) (August 3, 1991 in Osaka)
* Miho Miyazaki (宮崎美穂?) (July 30, 1993 in Tōkyō)
* Mayu Watanabe (渡辺麻友?) (March 26, 1994 in Saitama)
Team Research Students
Spoiler:

* Maria Abe (阿部マリア?) (November 29, 1995 in Kanagawa)
* Rina Izudta (伊豆田莉奈?) (November 26, 1995 in Saitama)
* Miori Ichikawa (市川美織?) (February 12, 1994 in Saitama)
* Sara Ushikubo (牛窪紗良?) (February 15, 1995 in Tokyō)
* Anna Iriyama (入山杏奈?) (December 3, 1995 in Chiba)
* Mina Ōba (大場美奈?) (April 3, 1992 in Kanagawa)
* Rena Katō (加藤玲奈?) (July 10, 1997 in Chiba)
* Yūki Kanazawa (金沢有希?) (May 1, 1993 in Hokkaidō)
* Rina Kawaei (川栄李奈?) (February 12, 1995 in Kanagawa)
* Natsuki Kojima (小嶋菜月?) (March 8, 1995 in Chiba)
* Marina Kobayashi (小林茉里奈?) (February 24, 1996 in Tokyō)
* Haruka Shimazaki (島崎遥香?) (March 30, 1994 in Saitama)
* Haruka Shimada (島田晴香?) (December 16, 1992 in Shizuoka)
* Shihori Suzuki (鈴木紫帆里?) (February 17, 1994 in Kanagawa)
* Miyu Takeuchi (竹内美宥?) (January 12, 1996 in Tokyō)
* Mariya Nagao (永尾まりや?) (March 10, 1994 in Kanagawa)
* Shiori Nakamata (仲俣汐里?) (July 25, 1992 in Tokyō)
* Mariko Nakamura (中村麻里子?) (December 16, 1993 in Chiba)
* Wakana Natori (名取稚菜?) (June 7, 1995 in Tokyō)
* Nana Fujita (藤田奈那?) (December 28, 1996 in Tokyō)
* Anna Mori (森杏奈?) (March 21, 1994 in Chiba)
* Ayaka Morikawa (森川彩香?) (March 24, 1996 in Saitama)
* Suzuran Yamauchi (山内鈴蘭?) (December 8, 1994 in Chiba)
* Nau Yamaguchi (山口菜有?) (January 19, 1994 in Kanagawa)

Former members
Graduated Members

Team A
Spoiler:

* Yuki Usami (宇佐美友紀?) (December 6, 1984 in Saitama) Graduated on March 31, 2006.
* Ayumi Orii (折井あゆみ?) (July 20, 1985 in Nagano) Graduated on January 25, 2007.
* Michiru Hoshino (星野みちる?) (November 19, 1985 in Chiba) Graduated on June 26, 2007.
* Kayano Masuyama (増山加弥乃?) (February 10, 1994 in Saitama) Graduated on November 30, 2007.
* Tomomi Ōe (大江朝美?) (June 15, 1989 in Tokyo) Graduated on November 23, 2008.
* Hitomi Komatani (駒谷仁美?) (December 16, 1988 in Saitama) Graduated on November 23, 2008.
* Hana Tojima (戸島花?) (July 11, 1988 in Saitama) Graduated on November 23, 2008.
* Rina Nakanishi (中西里菜?) (June 26, 1988 in Ōita) Graduated on November 23, 2008.
* Risa Narita (成田梨紗?) (March 1, 1991 in Tōkyō) Graduated on November 23, 2008.
* Nozomi Kawasaki (川崎希?) (August 23, 1987 in Kanagawa) Graduated on February 27, 2009.
* Mai Ōshima (大島麻衣?) (September 11, 1987 in Chiba) Graduated on April 26, 2009.
* Yukari Satō (佐藤由加理?) (November 22, 1988 in Shizuoka) Graduated on May 27, 2010. Now, SDN48 Member.
Team K
Spoiler:

* Yū Imai (今井優?) (April 17, 1985 in Saitama) Graduated on June 22, 2007.
* Ayana Takada (高田彩奈?) (July 21, 1988 in Aichi) Graduated on June 22, 2007.
* Kaoru Hayano (早野薫?) (December 12, 1992 in Tōkyō) Graduated on April 26, 2009.
* Risa Naruse (成瀬理沙?) (August 13, 1993 in Saitama) Graduated on May 24, 2009.
* Megumi Ōhori (大堀恵?) (August 25, 1983 in Chiba) Graduated on February 21, 2009. Now, SDN48 Member.
* Kayo Noro (野呂佳代?) (October 28, 1983 in Tōkyō) Graduated on February 21, 2009. Now, SDN48 Member.
* Erena Ono (小野恵令奈?) (November 26, 1993 in Tōkyō) Graduated September 27, 2010.
Team B
Spoiler:

* Shiho Watanabe (渡邊志穂?) (October 25, 1987 in Hyōgo) Graduated on October 2, 2007.
* Naru Inoue (井上奈瑠?) (December 18, 1991 in Osaka) Graduated on September 29, 2008.
* Reina Noguchi (野口玲菜?) (April 15, 1993 in Saitama) Graduated on February 1, 2009.
* Yuki Matsuoka (松岡由紀?) (October 7, 1987 in Kanagawa) Graduated on February 1, 2009.
* Mika Saeki (佐伯美香?) (October 29, 1989 in Tochigi) Graduated on August 23, 2009.
* Kazumi Urano (浦野一美?) (October 23, 1985 in Saitama) Graduated on April 16, 2010. Now, SDN48 Member.
* Haruka Kohara (小原春香?) (April 12, 1988 in Hiroshima) Graduated on April 16, 2010. Now, SDN48 Member.


Team Research Students
Spoiler:

* Aki Deguchi (出口陽?) (March 14, 1988 in Mie) Graduated on November 26, 2007. Now, SKE48 Member.
* Yūka Nakanishi (中西優香?) (January 24, 1989 in Aichi) Graduated on August 26, 2008. Now, SKE48 Member.
* Yuka Arima (有馬優茄?) (February 18, 1991 in Kanagawa) Graduated on January 19, 2009.
* Nae Suzuki (鈴木菜絵?) (December 18, 1992 in Saitama) Graduated on January 19, 2009.
* Mayu Tomita (冨田麻友?) (January 25, 1993 in Kagawa) Graduated on January 19, 2009.
* Arisa Hatayama (畑山亜梨紗?) (February 11, 1991 in Tōkyō) Graduated on January 19, 2009.
* Miki Saotome (早乙女美樹?) (June 22, 1991 in Tochigi) (Before Team B) (Demoted on January 25, 2009). Graduated on April 18, 2009.
* Akane Uriya (瓜屋茜?) (August 24, 1992 in Kanagawa) Graduated on April 26, 2009.
* Mizuho Katōno (上遠野瑞穂?) (November 30, 1991 in Tōkyō) Graduated on June 9, 2009.
* Madoka Asai (浅居円?) (July 28, 1991 in Shiga) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Ayaka Ishii (石井彩夏?) (June 24, 1991 in Kanagawa) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Aya Ishibe (石部郁?) (February 6, 1991 in Yamanashi) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Grace Kaku (郭グレース?) (April 29, 1994 in Saitama) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Nanami Komizu (小水七海?) (July 13, 1995 in Kanagawa) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Rio Sakamoto (坂本莉央?) (June 6, 1995 in Tōkyō) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Ami Tomite (冨手麻妙?) (March 17, 1994 in Kanagawa) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Nicole Miki (三木にこる?) (June 28, 1995 in Chiba) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Satomi Muranaka (村中聡美?) (June 5, 1988 in Chiba) Graduated on December 4, 2009.
* Atsuki Ishiguro (石黒貴己?) (September 24, 1993 in Saitama) Graduated on June 20, 2010.
* Momoko Kinumoto (絹本桃子?) (March 28, 1995 in Tōkyō) Graduated on June 20, 2010.
* Sara Fujimoto (藤本紗羅?) (March 23, 1997 in Tōkyō) Graduated on June 20, 2010.
* Hitomi Iwasaki (岩崎仁美?) (March 19, 1996 in Saitama) Graduated on October 5, 2010.
* Yuriko Sano (佐野友里子?) (January 22, 1992 in Tōkyō) Graduated on October 5, 2010.
Members who left

Team K

* Ayako Uemura (上村彩子?) (February 7, 1986 in Saitama) Left on June 17, 2006.

Condidate for Team B
Spoiler:

* Reina Iso (礒怜奈?) (August 10, 1992 in Tōkyō) Left on before April 8, 2007.
* Aki Ōtsuka (大塚亜季?) (February 12, 1989 in Kanagawa) Left on before April 8, 2007.
* Ryō Sakata (坂田涼?) (March 18, 1990 in Tōkyō) Left on before April 8, 2007.
* Mariachika Fujishima (藤島マリアチカ?) (April 28, 1990 in Philippines) Left on before April 8, 2007.
* Mina Horie (堀江聖夏?) (July 14, 1993 in Tōkyō) Left on before April 8, 2007.
Research Students
Spoiler:

* Yurina Iinuma (飯沼友里奈?) (April 30, 1990 in Saitama) Left on before November 15, 2007.
* Satomi Kaneko (金子智美?) (December 22, 1989 in Aichi) Left on before November 15, 2007.
* Rina Kozuka (小塚里菜?) (May 22, 1993 in Chiba) Left on before November 15, 2007.
* Saki Yoshioka (吉岡沙葵?) (September 1, 1984 in Tōkyō) Left on before November 15, 2007.
* Marie Watanabe (渡辺茉莉絵?) (January 18, 1991 in Tōkyō) Left on before November 15, 2007.
* Sara Nishizawa (西澤沙羅?) (May 14, 1992 in Kanagawa) Left on before August 23, 2008.
* Yurie Katano (片野友里恵?) (April 29, 1990 in Ibaraki Prefecture|Ibaraki) Left on after September 9, 2008.
* Remi Ishiguro (石黒莉美?) (May 23, 1991 in Tōkyō) Left on January 16, 2009.
* Mizuki Komatsu (小松瑞希?) Left on July 14, 2009.
* Ayano Hayashi (林彩乃?) (May 31, 1993 in Tōkyō) Left on July 18, 2009.
* Nanami Nishikawa (西川七海?) (July 3, 1993 in Tōkyō) Fired on July 25, 2009.
* Miku Sugiyama (杉山未来?) (December 12, 1995 in Tōkyō) Fired on December 4, 2009.
* Ayaka Itō (伊藤彩夏?) (June 21, 1993 in Tōkyō) Left on January 6, 2010.
* Yurie Imai (今井悠理枝?) (April 30, 1994 in Saitama) Left on February 1, 2010.
* Eri Takamatsu (高松恵理?) (December 25, 1992 in Saitama) Left on June 20, 2010.
* Asaka Ueki (植木あさ香?) (May 17, 1995 in Chiba) Left on July 6, 2010.
* Saki Toyoda (豊田早姫?) Left on October 23, 2010.
* Chinami Okazaki (岡﨑ちなみ?) Left on October 27, 2010.
* Marina Kawakami (川上麻里奈?) Left on December 3, 2010.
Units
Spoiler:

* Under Girls (アンダーガールズ?)
* Theater Girls (シアターガールズ?)
* DIVA
Derivation Units
Spoiler:

* Honegumi from AKB48 (ほね組 from AKB48?)
* ICE from AKB48
* Chocolove from AKB48
* Crayon Friends from AKB48 (クレヨンフレンズ from AKB48?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Crayon Shin-chan

* Okashina Sisters (お菓子なシスターズ?)
* No3b (ノースリーブス?)
* Watarirouka Hashiritai (渡り廊下走り隊?)
* AKB Idoling!!! (AKBアイドリング!!!?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Idoling!!!

* AKB Table Tennis Club (AKB卓球部?)
* The 75th Anniversary Yomiuri Giants Foundation Support Unit (読売巨人軍創立75周年応援隊?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Yomiuri Giants

* Nattō Angel (ナットウエンジェル?)
* Team PB (チームPB?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48, Shueisha and Weekly Playboy

* Team PB (チームYJ?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48, Shueisha and Weekly Young Jump

* Queen & Elizabeth

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Kamen Rider W

* Yasai Sisters (野菜シスターズ?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Kagome Co.

* Team Dragon from AKB48 (チームドラゴン from AKB48?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Dragon Ball

* French Kiss (フレンチ・キス?)
* AKB Table Tennis Club 2010 (AKB卓球部2010?)
* Nattō Angel Z (ナットウエンジェルZ?)
* Miniskirt (ミニスカート?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Takara Tomy

* MINT

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Ameba

* AKB48 Kaspersky Institute (AKB48カスペルスキー研究所?)

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Kaspersky Lab

* Team KISHIN from AKB48

* Special collaboration unit by AKB48 and Kishin Shinoyama
Discography
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Albums
Spoiler:

* 2008: Set List: Greatest Songs 2006–2007
* 2010: Kamikyokutachi
Number one singles
Spoiler:

* 2009: "River"
* 2010: "Sakura no Shiori"
* 2010: "Ponytail to Chouchou"
* 2010: "Heavy Rotation"
* 2010: "Beginner"
* 2010: "Chance no Junban"

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:37 am


spaceranger

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I'm a fan! Itano Tomomi <3
For me their best song is Beginner. Too epic. Too bad original PV was not released on Youtube,

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:54 am


~kc~

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im totally confused with this group, maybe because of the number of members. Delinquent


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:49 pm


spaceranger

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They're many but a number of them stand out from the group. Each PV, (correct me if I'm wrong), a vote i made to see whom the most popular members are and thus, they'll be the one who'll appear in it. Also, their number is due to the fact that they are not only an idol group, but a theater group as well.

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:10 am


samn

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Hey I think they have some PV in Youtube
But I don't know if that was original or not
Here The link of AKB 48 Official Channel=
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Re: AKB48
Posted on Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:07 pm


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I've been listening to them since they debuted. Looking back, its amazing how big they've become.

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:54 am


samn

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masterelr wrote:I've been listening to them since they debuted. Looking back, its amazing how big they've become.

Yeah, It's amazing just to think so many members they had up until now

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:25 pm


sigit_mishi

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Kaizu'Kelvz wrote:im totally confused with this group, maybe because of the number of members. Delinquent

yeh you right kazu...i'm totally confused too about this group... Stars

but my favourite is itano tomomi but, MAMI is still 1st..
and my favourite single is ponytail to shushu...


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:00 am


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if you want to start recognizing girls from the group, start by watching their drama 'majisuka gakuen'. you'll get to know some of the girls very well, esp the front members.


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:35 am


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hahaha..! i'm glad i'm not the only one who get confused at first with AKB48 - but now after months of listening and watching their songs and music videos - i kinda familiarized some of them.
my favorite songs are (although there are so many): Namida no surprise, River, Ponytail to shushu, Babybabybaby, Beginner and Kurumi to dialogue!

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:01 pm


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It's a good idol group I like their song.
The first song I heard from them was Aitakatta and then I continue to listen to their song but there are some song I don't really like, like Heavy Rotation and I don't lke the PV of this song too >.<

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Mon May 02, 2011 1:04 am


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They're quite big in japan, and now they're expanding in to countries like China and Singapore! But it's good for these countries as it improves their tourism industry.Hopefully, they'll expand to more countries and grow more popular! Happy

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Thu May 05, 2011 9:02 pm


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That really a long info Samn^^ Thx oo hah yupp glad they finally come to Singapore and am chionging for sure every of their concert
Indeed every members have their own unique point to stand out, its pretty harsh too where all the undergirls and theatre girls get to rarely shine themselves unless they get pushed


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Thu May 05, 2011 9:02 pm


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teeyping wrote:They're quite big in japan, and now they're expanding in to countries like China and Singapore! But it's good for these countries as it improves their tourism industry.Hopefully, they'll expand to more countries and grow more popular! Happy

Will you be attending their upcoming concert in 15thMay?!


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Thu May 05, 2011 9:15 pm


Einlanzer

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I've listened to a good number of their songs. For me they're not all that great though. Maybe because I keep comparing them to Girls Generation when I first heard them, which isn't fair.

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Thu May 05, 2011 9:47 pm


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I am a huge AKB48 fan and have many of their CD's.

I adore Atsuko Maeda ( Acchan ) but she has her first solo single out shortly "Flower"
but like many fans I do not want her to leave, AKB48 will not be the same without her !

I have to admit I know all 48 girls by name ( Isn't that sad ! )


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Fri May 06, 2011 3:44 am


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AKB48 SG Theater first performances online tickets has been sold out. But you can still purchase it off the venue itself tomorrow at *SCAPE.


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Fri May 06, 2011 2:52 pm


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I've started listening to them not so long ago. (yesterday to be exact XD). They have good songs, but the most memorable for me was "Beginner" (It is so awesome oO).

I find them amazing for being "group with the greatest number of members". I guess it wasn't easy to organise such a group, especially beacause they really have good voices...And they have their own theatre, where they perform every day(!)... That's really great.

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Fri May 06, 2011 4:03 pm


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Seems like AKB48 will be "invading" Singapore for quite some time soon... kekeke

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Fri May 06, 2011 5:35 pm


tonymiller

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At least you guys will get to see them !

It is highly unlikely they will ever come to England as nobody knows them
here.

At soon as I get to Tokyo I will visit their theatre in Akihabara !

Does anybody know how much the tickets cost ?


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Fri May 06, 2011 5:53 pm


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kennyso wrote:Seems like AKB48 will be "invading" Singapore for quite some time soon... kekeke

The invasion is complete. There will be a AKB48 SG Theater, AKB48 shop as well plus 16 concerts a year to be held here.


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Sun May 08, 2011 10:31 am


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@tonymiller

You still can hope. There aren't a lot of fans of AKB48 in Russia. But they were there! I was surprised.

As far as I know tickets cost
For adults: 2000yen
For children and women: 1000yen

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Sun May 08, 2011 11:20 pm


tonymiller

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I hope you are right !

2000 yen is only £14 in English money, that seems really cheap !


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Re: AKB48
Posted on Mon May 09, 2011 10:10 am


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Yeah, you're right. Really not expensive. But they have their own theater, they perform there every day and they don't need to fly to the country-wich-is-far-far-away-from-japan to perform there. So, there is no reasons for tickets to be expensive)

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Re: AKB48
Posted on Mon May 09, 2011 10:23 am


tonymiller

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But I really want to see them before Atsuko Maeda leaves, AKB48 will not be the same without her !

I know her first solo sinle "Flower" is out soon, is there an actual date for when she is leaving ?


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